Mar 20171

Save the Date: MMBC Consultation – November 15 & 16, 2017


Multi-Material BC (MMBC) will be engaging stakeholders in a consultation process on the MMBC program. We’re excited to announce that the consultation event will take place on November 15 and 16, 2017 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.  Your feedback is extremely valuable and will assist us in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the MMBC program. In order...Read More...

Dec 201622

MMBC Society Inc. Transfers its Rights and Obligations to MMBC Recycling Inc.


Effective January 1, 2017 Multi-Material BC Society Inc. (MMBC) will transfer its rights and obligations to the newly incorporated MMBC Recycling Inc. (MMBC), a non-profit incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. This change was made with the approval of the BC government. Click here to read the steward announcement. Click here to read the service provider announcement....Read More...

Sep 201626

Multi-Material BC to Begin Recycling Collection in City of Vancouver


Study shows Vancouverites and millennials most likely to be ‘convenience recyclers’ Vancouver, B.C. – Starting October 3, 2016, the majority of Vancouver residents likely won’t be aware of a change happening at the curb and in their laneways: a transition of recycling collection services from the City of Vancouver to the non-profit, industry-funded organization Multi-Material BC. There will be no...Read More...

Aug 201625

Street recycling pilot program launches in Vancouver’s West End


New bins include receptacles for mixed paper and containers   Recycling in Vancouver’s West End just got easier. Multi-Material BC (MMBC), in partnership with the City of Vancouver and with support from the West End Business Improvement Association and MMBC’s members, has launched a new on-street recycling pilot project aimed at reducing litter and the amount of waste that goes to...Read More...

Jul 201629

Recycling Plastic Bags Just Got Easier


Multi-Material BC and London Drugs team up to offer return-to-retail of plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in City of Vancouver July 29, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – Starting this long weekend, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in Vancouver will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is partnering with London Drugs...Read More...

Jul 20161

MMBC reports strong performance in 2015


Multi-Material BC (MMBC) has released its 2015 Annual Report detailing successful partnerships and demonstrated results delivered in its first full year of operations. MMBC is a non-profit organization overseeing residential packaging and printed paper recycling throughout much of the province, ensuring household material is collected, sorted and sold to end-markets. The MMBC program is funded by the businesses that supply...Read More...

Jun 20163

Streetscape Pilot Projects Report Now Available


As part of its program plan commitment, Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) initiated a series of pilot projects to study the feasibility of packaging and printed paper (PPP) streetscape bins. Pilot projects conducted in 2014 and 2015 involved composition audits to understand the quality and quantity of PPP collected in streetscape recycling receptacles. Click here to view the full report...Read More...

May 201612

MMBC Partners with Community Groups to Promote Recycling


New province-wide ad campaign shows the environmental benefits of recycling at home Vancouver, May 12, 2016— This week Multi-Material BC (MMBC) extended its commitment to community engagement and the promotion of recycling by formalizing partnerships with four local community organizations, and committing $14,000 in grant money to support local efforts to raise awareness and education around residential packaging and printed...Read More...

May 20169

City of Pitt Meadows to transition residential blue box service to MMBC


Smithrite Disposal Ltd. selected to deliver curbside service, beginning September 1, 2016 Vancouver, May 9, 2016— Effective September 2016, Multi-Material BC (MMBC) will assume responsibility for residential packaging and printed paper recycling services in the City of Pitt Meadows, with the curbside collection contract being awarded to Smithrite Disposal Ltd. Smithrite is a 100% BC-owned, family run company with a...Read More...

Apr 201627

New Fee Methodology Calculator Now Available


A calculator has been created to assist packaging and printed paper stewards in comparing the current fee methodology with the new methodology. To access your program’s calculator, please click here. We invite you to submit your feedback on the proposed fee methodology to by May 20, 2016....Read More...